Monday, 15 October 2018

Kuwait Airways orders eight A330neo

Kuwait Airways, the national carrier of the state of Kuwait, has ordered eight brand new Airbus A330neo's from Airbus today.

The A330 has become one of the most popular widebody twinjets ever, the European manufacturer has received over 1,700 orders from 120 customers over the years and the latest versions, the A330neo was launched in 2014 and has two variants, the -800 and -900, which share 99% commonality and share the Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines which offer substantial savings over previous engine offerings.
“The A330-800 will seamlessly fit into our fleet expansion and growth plans. Its unbeatable operating economics and performance in addition to best in class passenger comfort make it a sound investment." Said Yousef Al-Jassim, Chairman Kuwait Airways, adding "We are confident that the A330-800 will support us to compete effectively on our expanding route network. Our relationship with Airbus extends beyond aircraft acquisitions and we look forward to further collaboration on technical fields.”

Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer said, “We are delighted that Kuwait Airways has chosen the A330neo as a cornerstone of its future widebody fleet.  The A330-800 with its unique efficiency and versatility will support the carrier’s ambition to develop its expanding long-haul network.  The aircraft will seamlessly complement Kuwait Airways’  A320neos and A350 XWBs and deliver unbeatable operating economics, full operational commonality and unmatched passenger experience.”
The agreement was signed by Yousef Al-Jassim, Kuwait Airways Chairman and
Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer,
at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse.